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Anaphylaxis and Anaphylaxis Ireland

Anaphylaxis is the medical term for a severe allergic reaction which affects the whole body.  In its most extreme form, this reaction can cause you to go into ‘anaphylactic shock’ which can be fatal.  While anaphylactic shock is rare, the number of everyday items which can cause it in some people is growing. These include food, insect stings and drugs. Food is the most common cause of severe allergic reactions.

 

Because this type of severe allergy can be fatal, it is a very serious condition to live with.  Anaphylaxis Ireland was set up to raise awareness of this condition and to provide support to people at risk and their families.  Anaphylaxis Ireland is a national charity, which is totally dependent on fundraising and voluntary donations.

Anaphylaxis Ireland provide

  • A telephone helpline offering support and information
  • Workshops for children and parents on managing food allergies
  • Product recall information, with the assistance of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland
  • Support Group Meetings

 

The good news is that you can reverse an anaphylactic reaction with an injection of a medicine called adrenaline if you apply it fast enough.  If you are at risk of anaphylaxis, it is possible for you to lead a normal life if:

  • you have a proper diagnosis of your risk,
  • you are careful to avoid the things you are allergic to, and
  • you carry adrenaline with you at all times.

 

The information in this site should not be considered in any way whatsoever as medical advice or opinion. Readers must consult with their own doctor to deal directly with their specific circumstances. Products mentioned are not endorsed and are referred to solely as a matter of convenience to the reader.